Worrying Incident At Play Park In Milton Keynes

4 July 2017, 10:10

Thames valley police

Police are increasing patrols near a play park in Milton Keynes - following a 'worrying incident' involving a man and a child.

Police are increasing patrols near a play park in Milton Keynes - following a 'worrying incident' involving a man and a child.

A woman was with her two young children - two Thursdays ago (22/6) at the playpark near Boycott Avenue in Oldbrook - when a man approached her three-year-old girl, and picked her up.

The mother immediately screamed at the man, he put down the child and ran off.

The man is described as white, aged 20 to 25yrs old and of skinny build. He had short, curly blonde hair and was wearing a black/white shirt and jeans.

The incident was reported to police on Thursday (29/6) and an investigation is being carried out.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Kim McHugh said: “This was obviously a worrying incident for the mother, however we must stress that this kind of incident is extremely rare.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in, or near to the playpark at the same time and may recall the incident, along with any footage from that time, including,for example, mobile phone footage. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 43170192876.

“We are increasing our presence in the area and so we would ask anyone with any concerns to speak to our officers.”